first_imgIt’s back! This Saturday, November 30, 2019, web designers, developers, content strategists, information architects, user experience professionals, accessibility specialists, programmers—heck, everyone involved with creating, publishing, and coding on the web—will celebrate the thirteenth Blue Beanie Day. Web folks around the world will celebrate web standards by publishing articles, talking about web standards, and updating their avatar with a blue beanie. As I have in the past, I’m happy to spread the word about the importance of web standards. What is Blue Beanie Day?Launched in 2006, Blue Beanie Day is named after the blue beanie worn by Jeffrey Zeldman on the front cover of his Designing with Web Standards book.For many people, Zeldman’s book was their first introduction to web standards. It was one of the first books I read about web standards. Which started me on a journey of learning more about accessible web design and creating websites that everyone can use. In addition, Zeldman was one of several designers in the web standards movement, people who wrote, taught, and published websites/articles to raise awareness of the importance of semantic code and best practices to design usable, accessible sites.Show Your Support for Web StandardsWant to share your support for web standards? Update your social media avatar or About page portrait to include a photo of you wearing a blue beanie, hat, or even a scarf. Use the #BlueBeanieDay hashtag to share your support and show off your social media avatar.Publish a post on your blog about web standards, what you’ve learned, or are learning, to create more usable websites and web applications.Don’t have a blue beanie or hat to wear? Download the blue beanie Photoshop zip file (45KB PSD) and update your social media avatars.Social Media ConversationJoin the conversation on social media! This morning Zeldman announced Blue Beanie Day 2019. #BlueBeanieDay is November 30.— zeldman (@zeldman) November 27, 2019 Hope you’ll join me in celebrating Blue Beanie Day on November 30, 2019! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedCelebrating Web Standards on Blue Beanie DayOn Friday, November 30, 2018, web professionals will celebrate the twelfth Blue Beanie Day. It’s the day when web professionals around the world celebrate web standards by publishing articles, gathering for meetups and team discussions, and adding a blue beanie to their avatar. I’m glad to help spread the word…In “Web design”Join Me! Celebrate Web Standards on Blue Beanie DayWondering why your friends’ avatars have changed today, with everyone wearing a blue beanie cap? It’s Blue Beanie Day! The day where web professionals around the world celebrate web standards by adding a blue beanie to their avatar. Why a Blue Beanie? The Blue Beanie honors Jeffrey Zeldman, author of…In “Web design”It’s Back! Celebrate Blue Beanie Day November 30Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of Blue Beanie Day, the day where web designers around the world doff a blue beanie or hat in their avatars to show their support for web standards. Hard to believe it’s been ten years! What’s with the Blue Beanie? The Blue Beanie gives a…In “Web design”last_img